Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cilantro-Pepper-Corona Chicken, Oven Fries with Cilantro Cream, and Corn on the Cob

Tonight was one of those nights where I had a few ideas and just starting putting things together as the ideas came to me. I didn't have any recipes, just a bunch of fresh ingredients and some creative ideas on how to pull them all together. The result was a great dinner for a weeknight, and one that will go on my list of things to definitely make again!

Cilantro-Pepper-Corona Chicken


  • 1 pound of chicken trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 large jalapeno, chopped with seeds
  • 1/2 of an onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Cumin, chili powder, and salt
  • 1/2 cup Corona
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime


  • Mix chicken with the cilantro, spices, and half of the beer. Set in the fridge for about an hour
  • Make a foil packet and mix the marinated chicken with the peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, and the rest of the beer
  • Wrap it up and cook it on the grill for about 20 minutes. That's it!!


Oven Fries with Cilantro Cream

  • Chop 1 baking potato into slices
  • Toss with olive oil, salt, cumin, and chili powder
  • Bake on 400 for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through

Cilantro Cream:

  • Mix 1/2 cup sour cream with a handful of chopped cilantro. Chill.

The cilantro cream was the perfect dipping sauce for the spicy fries. The cream was even good on the chicken.

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Cara said...

that sounds awesome, nice job!

Kayte said...

this looks incredible/ i love the idea of spicy fries with a cool dipping sauce. i must try this!

Karen said...

I always get so hungry when I read your blog! :) I wanted to let you know I made the calzones, yummy!!!

Linda said...

You've been tagged!


deLa said...

i made this same side dish monday night, but i did the cilantro cream a little different. i used half sour cream half mayo, and added a little lime juice. the lime juice added a nice "spanish kick". but you are right, it cools down the spicy flavor of the oven fries just enough!!